Risako Kawai

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Risako Kawai
川井 梨紗子
Personal information
Born21 November 1994 (1994-11-21) (age 26)
Height160 cm (5 ft 3 in) (2016)
Weight61 kg (134 lb) (2016)

Risako Kawai (川井 梨紗子, Kawai Risako, born 21 November 1994)[1] is a Japanese wrestler. She finished second at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in Las Vegas[2] and represented her country at the 2016 Summer Olympics winning a gold medal by defeating Maria Mamashuk of Belarus 3-0.

She celebrated her Olympic gold medal victory by delivering two fireman's carry takedowns to her coach (Kazuhito Sakae).[3]

Kawai's Olympic gold medal was one of four won by Japan's women's wrestling team at the 2016 Rio games.[4]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ "Risako Kawai". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ "2015 World Weightlifting Championships Results Book" (PDF). United World Wrestling. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 May 2020. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/19/japanese-wrestler-risako-kawai-takes-down-her-coach-in-celebrati/
  4. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/news/women-japans-wrestling-team-remain-235724694.html
  5. ^ "東京スポーツ プロレス大賞(2010~)". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 16 December 2017.

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